Network Packet Broker and Monitoring Access Switch
Network Packet Broker and Monitoring Access Switch
Net Optics Director Pro is an advanced Network Packet Broker (NPB) and network controller switch that aggregates, filters and load balances network traffic sent to network monitoring, security and management tools. Director Pro allows you to filter and load-balance traffic from your 10-Gbps link to multiple 1-Gbps monitoring tool or aggregate multiple 1-Gbps links to 10-Gbps monitoring tools, while traffic is being inspected with a deep packet inspection (DPI) engine, providing filtering at all packet layers.
With its deep packet inspection (DPI) engine, Director Pro extends filtering capabilities beyond the conventional L2-L4 header information, and deeper into L5-L7 headers and the entire packet payload. Director’s TapFlow filtering engine ensures that only traffic of interest is sent to the monitoring appliance, preventing tool oversubscription. Additional features include static and dynamic load balancing for packet-based and flow-based distribution, filter tagging, intuitive Web UI and daisy chain management.
Using the purpose-built combination of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) with static or dynamic load balancing and policy enforcement, Director Pro relieves oversubscription, leverages tool investment across groups, and centralizes monitoring in the NOC.
Director Pro aggregates, regenerates, switches, and filters traffic to various management security and monitoring tools. It performs one-to-one, many-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many mappings of network links and Span ports to monitor ports. Using Director Pro, you can aggregate traffic from any selection of network links and Span ports into a single stream and copy it to any one monitoring port. Or, the same aggregated traffic stream can be copied simultaneously to many monitoring ports, letting different groups monitor the same data without conflicts.
Director Pro Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine provides the ability to apply filters to a packet or multiple packets at any location, regardless of packet length (how "deep" the packet is) or the location of the data to be matched within the packet. Director Pro can filter for addresses, protocols and other information in the packet header, as well as filter by specific words, phrases, numeric and other packet content. This allows you to search for nested MPLS labels, application headers or text-based content for enhanced security and troubleshooting.
Load balancing splits the traffic into multiple streams so two or more monitoring appliances, working in parallel, can access the data. Director Pro provides three methods of load balancing: static, round robin and dynamic. Static load balancing distributes traffic to multiple monitoring outputs based on selected packet criteria such as IP address or VLAN.
Round robin balancing delivers streams of data to each monitoring port by a given weight without regard to flow. Dynamic load balancing distributes IP traffic flows evenly to multiple tools when the packet characteristics are unknown or changing. This helps prevent bottlenecks, oversubscription, and under-utilization
Director Pro’s TapFlow filtering engine combines traditional layer 2 through 4 filtering with deep packet inspection (DPI), matching specified ASCII and HEX strings within packet payloads. TapFlow enables you to forward selected traffic to dedicated monitoring traffic, so that each appliance receives only traffic of interest.
Filter tagging identifies input streams in aggregated traffic. Filter tagging is ideal for identifying individual input streams within aggregated traffic. You can easily identify packets that came from specific ports or filters that directed those packets. Filter tagging adds a user-defined VLAN tag to the packet, enabling tools to identify the input ports.
The interchangeable Director Network Modules (DNMs) provide either 6 inline links or 12 Span ports, supporting Gigabit Fiber or 10/100/1000 Copper media for different network configurations. All Director Pro monitor ports use SFP or XFP modular transceivers so virtually any monitoring tool can be accommodated. In addition, DNMs are available for copper and SX, LX and ZX fiber in both in-line and Span versions, increasing the flexibility of media type support.
Director Pro models are available with up to 37 network ports: 24 ports are available with 2 field-upgradable Director Network Modules (DNMs) supporting Gigabit SX (50/62.5µm) LX (8.5µm) or ZX (8.5µm) Fiber or 10/100/1000 Copper media, 10 1Gbps fixed SFP and up to 3 10G XFP ports. Altogether, you can monitor up to 26 SPAN ports or 12 inline links and up to 12 monitoring tools.
Ease of Use
Director Pro provides CLI, Web UI and SNMP support for easy management and configuration. Director supports multiple authentication and authorization (AAA) servers and provides Syslog support for sending log messages to remote servers.
Director Pro’s two modular power supplies provide fault tolerance. If one power supply loses power, Director Pro continues operating on the remaining supply. If a power-supply module needs replacement, there is no need to take Director offline because the power supplies are hot-swappable. Both universal AC and -48VDC (telco) models are available.
Operating Temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC
Storage Temperature: -10ºC to 70ºC
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing
Dimensions: 1.72” high x 23.4” deep x 19” wide
Mounting: Surface or 19” rack mount (1U)
DIR-6400P 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
DIR-3400P 16 lbs (7.3 kg)
Network Port Slots: (2) Director Network Module (DNM)
Monitor Ports: (10) SFP
Configurable 10Gigabit Ports: (2) XFP
Stacking (uplink) 10Gigabit Ports: (1) XFP
Management Port: (1) RJ45 10/100/1000 Copper Network
Pin 1-3 – Not used
Pin 4 – Ground
Pin 5 – RXD
Pin 6 – TXD
Pin 7 – CTS
Pin 8 – RTS
Console (CLI) Port: (1) RJ45 RS232
Power: (2) AC universal
Power: 100-240VAC, 2A, 47-63Hz (Japan: 100‑125VAC,
~120 VA, 50-60Hz)
DC Input: -48VDC nominal. -36 to -72VDC, 6.0A
DC Receptacle: Terminal peak, 12-14 gauge wire
Maintenance: Power supplies are hot-swappable
(All ports) Link LEDs (with speed indication on Copper ports),
(All ports) Activity LEDs
(2) Power LEDs
FCC, CE, VCCI, and C-Tick certified
Fully RoHS and WEEE compliant
All Net Optics products come standard with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty
Additional Service Plan options available here
Director Pro, Main Chassis, 2 Network Bays, 10 SFP Ports, 3 XFP Ports
Director Pro, Main Chassis, 2 Network Bays, 10 SFP Ports
Director Pro, Main Chassis, 2 Network Bays, 10 SFP Ports, 3 XFP Ports, -48V
Director Pro, Main Chassis, 2 Network Bays, 10 SFP Ports, -48V
Network Module, IL, Copper, 10/100/1G
- New! DNM-101
Network Module, IL, Copper, 10/100/1G, Virtual Zero Delay
Network Module, Span, Copper, 10/100/1G
Network Module, IL, Fiber, 1G, SX 62.5µm, 50:50, LC, 850nm
Network Module, Span, Fiber, 1G, SX, 62.5µm, LC, 850nm
Network Module, IL, Fiber, 1G, SX, 50µm, 50:50, LC, 850nm
Network Module, Span, Fiber, 1G,
SX 50µm, LC, 850nm
Network Module, IL, Fiber, 1G, LX, 8.5µm, 50:50, LC, 1310nm
Network Module, Span, Fiber, 1G, LX 8.5µm, LC, 1310nm
Network Module, IL, Fiber, 1G, ZX, 8.5µm, 50:50, LC, 1550nm
Network Module, Span, Fiber, 1G, ZX 8.5µm, LC, 1550nm
Power Supply Module, AC
Power Supply Module, DC
Director™ Network Module (DNM) is a pluggable, field upgradeable Director module with 12 network ports. Depending on the DNM model, each module provides 6 in-line links or 12 Span ports, supporting Gigabit SX/LX/ZX Fiber or 10/100/1000 copper media.
Director supports up to 2 modules. Each Director chassis has two DNM slots that may be populated with different models of DNM.
DNM supports IEEE 802.3a, in addition to SyncE.
DNM models are available in both In-line and Span versions with Fiber or copper media.
Copper models support 10/100/1G speeds and include:
· NEW! DNM-101, In-line, Virtual Zero Delay
· DNM-100, In-line
· DNM-110, Span